Cinnamon #Apple Crisps with #Pumpkin Yogurt Dip + BakeitFun Baking Mat Review + How to Remove Stains from Silicone Baking Mats

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apple crisps with pumpkin dip

I have a skylight in my kitchen. It’s a good and bad thing. I love all of the light it brings in but I also hate it at the same time. All that wonderful sunlight ripens any fruits or veggies that are laying out on the counter pretty quickly. There’s no where I can leave them out without the sun shining on them unless I put them in a cabinet or the fridge. And that’s not going to happen. I like the visual appeal of them in their basket. It makes me happy.

A few weeks ago I was having my weekly problem of having to make something because things were getting too ripe. This time it was my apples. I decided to slice them up and make apple chips. Easy enough. Slice, sprinkle, and bake but a bit too easy I thought. I added a pumpkin yogurt dip to spice things up and get me in the Fall spirit.

I baked my apple crisp on a BakeitFun Baking Mat ($14). I love silicone mats. This mat measures 16-1/2″ x 11″ and fits a 13″x18″ baking sheet perfectly. The mat doesn’t require any grease, is BPA free, and has a non-stick surface making clean so easy with just soap and water. It also has ruler measurements along the sides and cookie placement guides making it extra great for baking cookies. It’s a great silicone mat!

The makers of the BakeitFun Baking Mat say:

Reusable mat with outstanding heat conductivity – Perfect to use in oven, microwave or freezer – Takes up to -40F (-40 C) degrees to 450F (230 C) degrees – Flavors or odors will not penetrate the baking mat.

cinnamon apple crisps

Let me tell you I gave this mat a workout. After baking my apple crisps and removing them from the baking sheet I placed the pan back in the oven. I was trying keep other people from cleaning it until I had a chance to take a video of me cleaning it. FYI, if you’re going to do that make sure you tell the other people in your house!!

My husband ended up preheating the oven with the cinnamon coated baking mat lined pan in the oven. It burnt the sugar nice and crisp onto my BakeitFun Baking Mat. Luckily, the mat still kept its non stick abilities in tact and the burnt stuff washed off. It took some effort as it was really burnt on there.

Tip If something is really stuck to your silicone baking mat it just needs to soak for a little bit just like any other hard to clean item. The mats non-stick properties come back real fast and I was able to clean it in a jiff after that.

Due to the burning something on my BakeitFun Baking Mat the mat was stained. I found that pouring lemon juice on the stains and sitting it in the sun all day removes the stains nicely. I also tried bleach and a vinegar baking soda mixture on other mats but found the lemon juice and sunlight to be the most effective.

silicone baking mat stain remover tip

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Cinnamon Apple Crisps with Pumpkin Yogurt Dip

Baked apple chips with cinnamon are a perfect fall treat. Okay, A LOT of cinnamon! And are even better dipped a creamy Pumpkin Yogurt Dip.
Course Appetizers, Dessert, Snacks
Servings 20 chips

Ingredients

  • 2-3 apples
  • cinnamon sugar mix sprinkle to your liking
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup greek vanilla yogurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200F Degrees. Thinly slice your apples. I used the thin blade on my mandolin slicer.
  2. Place on a silicone baking mat lined baking sheet in single layer.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. More or less depending on your preference. I like A LOT as you can tell.
  4. Bake the apple slices for about 1.5 hours, flip, and continue baking for another 1.5 hours.
  5. Turn off the oven but leave the apple crisps in there until it's completely cooled. While the oven is cooling mix the yogurt and pumpkin together in a small bowl until well combined.
  6. Add the spices and stir well. Let the dip meld in the fridge for about an hour while the oven is cooling down with your apple crisps.
  7. Dip your cinnamon apple crisps into the pumpkin yogurt dip and taste Fall!

What is your best tip for removing stains from Tupperware and the like?

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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. This sounds wonderful. This is a recipe I can’t wait to try. Thanks you for sharing

  2. How ironic as I bought a silicone mat that I haven’t used yet. Confession – I forgot about it until I just read this post. Thank you for the awesome recommendation for when I get around to using it. I hope you can find some sort of “compromise” in your kitchen for “protecting” your fruits regarding the skylight. I hope all is well with all of you too, Krystle 🙂

  3. Jacqueline Gum (Jacquie) says:

    Completely wonderful! I can’t wait to make these…what a great snack and pretty easy to make. My kind of thing…exactly:)

  4. I love this recipe. It now on my list to try. I am a huge fan of the Silpat type baking matts. I use them all the time. 🙂

  5. These look delicious! I’m definitely trying them with a couple of apples that I’ve been wondering what to do with. I think my kids will love these.

  6. Krystle, thanks for this recipe. Right now with apple season here, it’s great to have another way to use them up. And I love the cinnamon smell while apple goodies are baking.

  7. Fall and pumpkin season and definitely upon us. Everywhere I look there is a pumpkin themed article, recipe, or product. Good thing I love pumpkin. Your crisps look delicious.

  8. All my favorite fall flavors and since the apples are baked in a batter pretty healthy. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  9. Hi Krystle! You and I have the same problem…trying to figure out what to do with produce when it’s reaching it’s expiration point. I have carrots in the fridge now that I need to do something with ASAP. I love this idea for apples. I pinned it for later. I don’t have a mandolin slicer. I have one of those old fashioned apple peeler/slicers that cut the apple into a spiral. I can break the spirals into chunks but I’m not sure they’d be thin enough. Will give it a go anyway. Nice post!

    • Angela, you always could just use a knife to cut the apples thin. That should work just fine! What did you end up making with the carrots?

  10. This very easy recipe I will definitely give it a try and I love BakeitFun Baking Mat. This recipe reminds me of my mother who use to dry the apple chips for winter.
    Thank you.

  11. That recipe looks delicious.

  12. Beth Niebuhr says:

    Your recipe looks so delightful! I love baking with those mats. The first time I was a bit nervous about how it worked but of course it turned out fine.

    Apples and spices! Yum!

    And thanks for the cleaning tip.

  13. My kids love cinnamon apple crisps but we have never tried them with a pumpkin yoghurt dip. That sounds amazing. The next time I make a batch I’m going to try them with your yogurt dip. Thanks for the idea x

  14. These look sooo good, definitely going to give them a go! #tastytuesdays

  15. These look delicious, must make them. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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